Andrew Mullen

Andrew Mullen

Production Editor, China Economy

Andrew Mullen returned to the Post in 2018 as a Production Editor for the China Economy desk having earlier worked as a reporter on the Sport desk. He has previously worked for the Press Association, the BBC and sport marketing company Lagardere Sports in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

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Price pressure on China’s manufacturing sector fell in June as coronavirus impact eased

China’s producer price index (PPI) fell 3.0 per cent year on year in June, while consumer inflation rose 2.5 per cent from a year earlier.

9 Jul 2020 - 10:48PM

China’s producer price index (PPI) fell 3.0 per cent year on year in June, while consumer inflation rose 2.5 per cent from a year earlier.

Price pressure on China’s manufacturing sector fell in June as coronavirus impact eased
China’s services sector expanded at its quickest pace in over a decade in June

The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, jumped to 58.4 in June from 55.0 in May.

3 Jul 2020 - 10:59PM

The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, jumped to 58.4 in June from 55.0 in May.

China’s services sector expanded at its quickest pace in over a decade in June
China’s industrial giants remain under pressure as profits continue to decline, but at slower pace

From January to April, China’s industrial giants’ profits were down 27.4 per cent under pressure from the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.

27 May 2020 - 10:56PM

From January to April, China’s industrial giants’ profits were down 27.4 per cent under pressure from the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.

China’s industrial giants remain under pressure as profits continue to decline, but at slower pace
Coronavirus: China’s services industry continued to struggle in April despite lockdown lift

Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, rose slightly to 44.4 last month, from 43.0 in March.

7 May 2020 - 10:29PM

Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, rose slightly to 44.4 last month, from 43.0 in March.

Coronavirus: China’s services industry continued to struggle in April despite lockdown lift
Coronavirus: China’s trade recovery to be short-lived with overseas demand set to fall amid Covid-19

Exports from China recovered in March, but analysts have warned of a substantial fall in the coming months with the coronavirus set to cool export demand from its trading partners.

14 Apr 2020 - 6:30PM

Exports from China recovered in March, but analysts have warned of a substantial fall in the coming months with the coronavirus set to cool export demand from its trading partners.

Coronavirus: China’s trade recovery to be short-lived with overseas demand set to fall amid Covid-19
Coronavirus: China’s inflation remained high in February, pork prices jumped 135 per cent

China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 5.2 per cent in February from a year earlier, while the producer price index (PPI) dropped 0.3 per cent year-on-year.

12 May 2020 - 4:37PM

China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 5.2 per cent in February from a year earlier, while the producer price index (PPI) dropped 0.3 per cent year-on-year.

Coronavirus: China’s inflation remained high in February, pork prices jumped 135 per cent
Coronavirus: China’s economy may suffer more than Beijing hoped as manufacturing, service sectors plunge

Official purchasing managers’ indices for both manufacturing and service sectors drop to all-time lows as steep falls raise questions over extent of coronavirus damage.

16 Mar 2020 - 2:14PM

Official purchasing managers’ indices for both manufacturing and service sectors drop to all-time lows as steep falls raise questions over extent of coronavirus damage.

Coronavirus: China’s economy may suffer more than Beijing hoped as manufacturing, service sectors plunge
Coronavirus: China’s factory activity plunges to all-time low, worse than global financial crisis, February data show

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index dropped to 35.7 in February, confirming fears over the impact of the coronavirus on the Chinese economy.

16 Mar 2020 - 2:12PM

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index dropped to 35.7 in February, confirming fears over the impact of the coronavirus on the Chinese economy.

Coronavirus: China’s factory activity plunges to all-time low, worse than global financial crisis, February data show
Coronavirus: 20-year-old Australian student describes life under Wuhan lockdown

John Ma, a 20-year-old Australian student from the University of Queensland, describes how he is coping with a citywide lockdown in Wuhan, China. More than two weeks ago, authorities ordered the shut down to try and stop the spread of the novel coronavirus that was first discovered in the central Chinese city over a month ago.

10 Feb 2020 - 3:53PM

John Ma, a 20-year-old Australian student from the University of Queensland, describes how he is coping with a citywide lockdown in Wuhan, China. More than two weeks ago, authorities ordered the shut down to try and stop the spread of the novel coronavirus that was first discovered in the central Chinese city over a month ago.

Coronavirus: 20-year-old Australian student describes life under Wuhan lockdown
What is gross domestic product (GDP)?

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the value of all the goods and services made in an economy during a specific period. China'a GDP has come under particular scrutiny during the trade war with the United States. 

16 Jan 2020 - 6:13PM

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the value of all the goods and services made in an economy during a specific period. China'a GDP has come under particular scrutiny during the trade war with the United States. 

What is gross domestic product (GDP)?
What is the Hong Kong Dollar Peg?

Ongoing anti-government protests have led to some speculation that Hong Kong could be forced to sever its peg to the US dollar, which has been in place since 1983.

9 Dec 2019 - 4:22PM

Ongoing anti-government protests have led to some speculation that Hong Kong could be forced to sever its peg to the US dollar, which has been in place since 1983.

What is the Hong Kong Dollar Peg?
China’s November services sector activity rose to highest since April, private Caixin survey shows

The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for China rose to 53.5 last month, the quickest pace since April, from 51.1 in October.

4 Dec 2019 - 10:31PM

The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for China rose to 53.5 last month, the quickest pace since April, from 51.1 in October.

China’s November services sector activity rose to highest since April, private Caixin survey shows
China reports record low economic growth rate for third quarter

The Chinese economy grew by 6.0 per cent in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest quarterly growth since records began in March 1992.

18 Oct 2019 - 10:20AM

The Chinese economy grew by 6.0 per cent in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest quarterly growth since records began in March 1992.

China reports record low economic growth rate for third quarter
Inside China's home to 10,000 stores selling fake bags and cases

Hedao International Trade Centre for Cases and Bags is located in Baigou, Hebei province and is home to over 10,000 stores. The gigantic bazaar sells handbags or suitcases for 100 yuan (US$14) or less that bear all the similarities to the more expensive Louis Vuitton or Gucci originals. ​

4 Oct 2019 - 2:19PM

Hedao International Trade Centre for Cases and Bags is located in Baigou, Hebei province and is home to over 10,000 stores. The gigantic bazaar sells handbags or suitcases for 100 yuan (US$14) or less that bear all the similarities to the more expensive Louis Vuitton or Gucci originals. ​

Inside China's home to 10,000 stores selling fake bags and cases
What are CPI and PPI?

The consumer price index (CPI) and producer price index (PPI) are two key indicators for China's economy, but why are they important?

9 Aug 2019 - 8:48AM

The consumer price index (CPI) and producer price index (PPI) are two key indicators for China's economy, but why are they important?

What are CPI and PPI?
Is China a currency manipulator?

China’s yuan exchange rate weakened below the psychologically important level of 7 to the US dollar in both onshore and offshore markets on Monday.

8 Aug 2019 - 12:18PM

China’s yuan exchange rate weakened below the psychologically important level of 7 to the US dollar in both onshore and offshore markets on Monday.

Is China a currency manipulator?
China’s manufacturing outlook still weak but showing ‘signs of recovery’, Caixin survey shows

Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ Index (PMI) improved to 49.9 in July from 49.4 in June.

1 Aug 2019 - 10:25PM

Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ Index (PMI) improved to 49.9 in July from 49.4 in June.

China’s manufacturing outlook still weak but showing ‘signs of recovery’, Caixin survey shows
A year of the US-China trade war

The trade war between China and the United States marks its one-year anniversary on July 6, 2019. 

13 Jul 2019 - 4:42AM

The trade war between China and the United States marks its one-year anniversary on July 6, 2019. 

A year of the US-China trade war
As it happened: Donald Trump confirms US companies can continue to sell to Huawei during G20 press conference

US President Donald Trump spoke to the media on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan having earlier met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

29 Jun 2019 - 9:21PM

US President Donald Trump spoke to the media on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan having earlier met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

As it happened: Donald Trump confirms US companies can continue to sell to Huawei during G20 press conference
G20 summit explained: what is it and why is it important?

World leaders from 19 countries plus the European Union will meet between June 28-29 in Osaka, Japan for the 2019 Group of 20 summit, with much of the talk leading up to the summit surrounding a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump due to the ongoing trade war. 

26 Jun 2019 - 2:45PM

World leaders from 19 countries plus the European Union will meet between June 28-29 in Osaka, Japan for the 2019 Group of 20 summit, with much of the talk leading up to the summit surrounding a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump due to the ongoing trade war. 

G20 summit explained: what is it and why is it important?
Xi Jinping or Donald Trump? 10 quotes but was it China’s president or his US counterpart?

Can you spot the difference between a tweet from the former host of ‘The Apprentice’ and a quote from the leader of the Communist Party?

5 Feb 2019 - 12:44PM

Can you spot the difference between a tweet from the former host of ‘The Apprentice’ and a quote from the leader of the Communist Party?

Xi Jinping or Donald Trump? 10 quotes but was it China’s president or his US counterpart?
Bad start continues for China economy as private data shows manufacturing activity weakest since 2016

The Caixin Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 48.3 in January from 49.7 in December, the lowest since February 2016.

1 Feb 2019 - 10:22AM

The Caixin Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 48.3 in January from 49.7 in December, the lowest since February 2016.

Bad start continues for China economy as private data shows manufacturing activity weakest since 2016
China’s Central Economic Work Conference for 2020: 5 things you need to know

The Central Economic Work Conference, an annual meeting of top officials, takes place in Beijing and will discuss China's economic policy for next year.

 

6 Dec 2019 - 9:26AM

The Central Economic Work Conference, an annual meeting of top officials, takes place in Beijing and will discuss China's economic policy for next year.

 

China’s Central Economic Work Conference for 2020: 5 things you need to know
Oxfam Trailwalker: Runners face second night on the trail after ‘horrific’ experience in the dark and rain

The cut off for the famous 100km is 48 hours, and runners at the 40km mark now will certainly be facing another night out in the New Territories

17 Nov 2018 - 6:38PM

The cut off for the famous 100km is 48 hours, and runners at the 40km mark now will certainly be facing another night out in the New Territories

Oxfam Trailwalker: Runners face second night on the trail after ‘horrific’ experience in the dark and rain
Oxfam Trailwalker: Domestic helpers push through struggles to beat their target time, while other teams reach 100km finish

A team of domestic helpers finished Hong Kong’s famous ultramarathon, surpassing their own expectations

17 Nov 2018 - 3:54PM

A team of domestic helpers finished Hong Kong’s famous ultramarathon, surpassing their own expectations

Oxfam Trailwalker: Domestic helpers push through struggles to beat their target time, while other teams reach 100km finish
Double delight as China’s former bad boy Zhang Xinjun joins compatriot Dou Zecheng in securing 2018 PGA Tour card
Major champion Sergio Garcia out to master Fanling on Hong Kong Open debut
Masters champion Sergio Garcia set to make his Hong Kong Open debut
Shanghai Shenhua joke Carlos Tevez drug use must be ‘fake’ given Chinese Super League form
China back coach Marcello Lippi until 2019 Asian Cup regardless of World Cup qualifying fate